If you are looking for a suburban neighborhood feel within minutes of Portland, Beaverton is the place to be! Nike may have put Beaverton on the map, but the food and atmosphere are why Beaverton is ranked #12 in best suburbs to live in by niche.com. With a thriving downtown area, convenient shopping, and great schools it is no wonder Beaverton is the second-largest city in Washington County.
Beaverton has a rich history dating back to 1868 when a railroad was built leading into town that spurred the growth of the small farming community. In 1893, the City of Beaverton was incorporated and had appointed its first mayor, Alonzo Cady. In 1914, Beaverton businessman and Postmaster F.W. Cady built the Cady Building to house his general store, but little did he know the historical significance the building would hold. In 1925 the Cady Building became the home of Beaverton’s first library, and now 102 years later the historical landmark is home to restaurants, retail stores, and apartments.
The Cady Building – Then & Now
Beaverton is only 15 minutes outside of Downtown Portland, yet provides all the convenience of the city with major retailers, a variety of small businesses, and plenty of community activities. The city has a suburban community feeling and also boasts being home to 5 of the top 10 best schools in Oregon, so if top-notch education is what you are looking for in a neighborhood, Beaverton could be your place. Aside from great schools, there is also an amazing network of public parks, sports centers, and hiking trails to enjoy!
We are currently seeing a competitive housing market in Beaverton with a median home price of $498,000. On average, homes tend to be on the market for about 5 days, compared to a 13 day average from last year. I just helped a friend in Beaverton sell her home to make the move to San Diego. Her home stayed on the market for 5 days, had 18 showings, and ended up with 3 offers, we ended up selling for $25,000 over the asking price. We are definitely still in a seller’s market, which means it is even more important now than ever to have an experienced realtor in your corner.
Our favorite spots in Beaverton:
- Ki Coffee – A Japanese-American coffee spot with delicious breakfast sandwiches ☕️
- Decarli – A warm and inviting restaurant with delicious Italian cuisine 🍝
- Staghorn Mercantile – A small boho boutique with an excellent selection of fun home goods 🤩
- Ex Novo Brewing – Local brewery that donates 100% of its profits to a variety of charitable causes 🍻
Want to check out Beaverton? Contact one of our agents today, we’d be happy to show you around! 😊